A nice fruit crumble is welcome any season of the year, but I especially love adding fresh or frozen berries.
This Vegan Air Fryer Crumble combines blueberries and apple, and if you want to live big you can add a dash of cardamom to it too.
Did You Know That You Can Bake In Your Air Fryer?
Of course, you can make recipes like Southern Fried “Chicken” Soy Curls, Bow Tie Pasta Chips, and Air Fryer French Toast in your air fryer.
But since your air fryer is basically a convection oven on steroids you can also make Air Fryer Vegan Stuffed Potatoes, baked oatmeal, even Vegan Air Fryer Carrot Cake!
What Kind of Dishes Can I Use in My Air Fryer?
Basically anything that you would put in your oven can go into your air fryer.
You can use ramekins like in the photos, small ceramic pie pans, food-safe pottery, or even get a pan made especially for your air fryer.
You can use aluminum pans, or oven-safe Pyrex in your air fryer too.
Read more about those and other dishes you can use in my all about Air Fryers and Accessories article.
The most important thing is that the pans you use fit into your air fryer and leave room for the air to circulate around the pan.
Want to Learn More About Your Air Fryer?
JL’s book, The Vegan Air Fryer is a great introduction to air frying, and there are lots of no oil options.
There’s a chapter on air frying 101 that will get you up and running if you’re new. There are staples recipes including a copycat vegan bacon grease for those of you who aren’t oil-free.
You can never have too many cookbooks so be sure to check out my book, Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer. Almost all the recipes have oil-free options if they aren’t already oil-free already.
Be sure to check out all the recipe in my post, The Big List of Vegan Air Fryer Recipes.
What If I Don’t Have an Air Fryer?
You can bake it in your oven at 350 degrees until the top is crisp and the middle is hot.
Can I Make this Air Fryer Crumble Without Sugar?
You can make this and many other recipes with the sweetener of your choice, to taste.
What that means is taste it without sugar first because your fruit might be sweet enough on its own.
Then add about 1/2 the amount of alternative sweetener, or a tiny bit if you are using a concentrated sweetener like stevia or monk fruit if needed.
Taste and adjust again until it’s the way you want it!
Can I Make This Without Oil?
I would substitute the aquafaba or applesauce for the oil. Really you just need some liquid to get the crumble topping to stick together a little.
So you could use a little non-dairy milk instead if that’s more convenient.
Vegan Air Fryer Crumble with Blueberries and Apple
- 1 medium apple finely diced
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries strawberries, or peaches
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown rice flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons nondairy butter
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes. Combine the apple and frozen blueberries in an air fryer–safe baking pan or ramekin.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Spoon the flour mixture over the fruit. Sprinkle a little extra flour over everything to cover any exposed fruit. Cook at 350°F for 15 minutes.
Brighde Reed says
So amazing! I LOVE my airfryer!
I am glad I found this recipe! I am a vegan and I also just got an air fryer!!! This recipe looks great! I will try it soon!
Lauri Kane says
Meh, The crust kinda burned and the apples dried out instead of releasing juice. Perhaps a recipe better left for a moister cooking environment…
Thanks for the heads up, Lauri Kane. I zapped the blueberries and cut-up apples in the microwave for 2 minutes before adding the topping and baking in the air fryer. It worked perfectly.
lise fig says
looking to try -wondering if there is a substitute for rice flour – perhaps tigernut? Cassava? Arrowroot?
Kathy Hester says
Probably most flours will work.
Jessica Regn says
Do you think I could sub oatmeal for the flour? WW oatmeal is free, but flours have points. It sounds delicious!